AA978A is a 16-port rack-mountable switch produced by HPE StorageWorks. It is a Storage Area Network (SAN) switch designed for data centers and enterprise storage environments. This switch is manageable, meaning it can be configured, monitored, and managed through a network management interface. It supports Fibre Channel connectivity, allowing it to connect to other Fibre Channel-based storage systems, servers, and storage area network components. The AA978A provides high-speed data transfer and reliability, making it a suitable solution for organizations seeking to enhance their storage network infrastructure.
Key Features and Benefits
The AA978A HPE Storageworks Rack-Mountable SAN 16 Ports Manageable Switch is a powerful networking device designed for data centers and other high-performance storage environments. Some of its key features and benefits include:
- 16 ports: The switch has 16 ports that support both Fibre Channel and Ethernet protocols, making it ideal for a range of applications and environments.
- Manageable: The switch is manageable, meaning that administrators can configure and monitor its performance remotely using a web-based interface or management software.
- Scalable: The switch is designed for scalability, meaning that it can be easily expanded to accommodate additional ports as needed.
- High-Performance: The switch delivers high-performance data transfer rates, making it ideal for storage environments that require fast and reliable data transfer.
- Reliability: The switch is built with redundant power supplies and fans, ensuring maximum uptime and reliability.
- Rack-Mountable: The switch is designed to be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack, making it easy to install and integrate into existing storage environments.
- Compatibility: The switch is compatible with a wide range of storage devices and operating systems, making it easy to integrate into existing storage environments.
Management and Monitoring
AA978A HPE Storageworks Rack-Mountable SAN 16 Ports Manageable Switch is a high-performance switch designed for Storage Area Network (SAN) applications. The switch is designed to be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack and provides 16 ports for connecting storage devices, servers, and other network components.
The switch is manageable, which means it can be monitored and managed from a central location using software tools. This enables administrators to monitor the performance of the switch and its connected devices, detect potential issues, and troubleshoot problems. The switch also supports remote firmware upgrades and configuration backups, making it easier to maintain and upgrade the switch.
The switch supports a variety of protocols, including Fibre Channel and iSCSI, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of storage devices and servers. Additionally, the switch provides robust security features, including Access Control Lists (ACLs) and port security, to prevent unauthorized access to the SAN.
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number : AA978A
- Type: Networking
- Sub-Type: 16 Port
- Enclosure Type : Rack-Mountable – 1U
- Ports : 16 X SFP
- Fibre Channel : Fc-Al, Fc-Al-2, Fc-Fg, Fc-Fla, Fc-Gs-2, Fc-Ph, Fc-Ph-2, Fc-Ph-3, Fc-Plda, Fc-Sw, Fc-Vi
- Remote Management Protocol : Snmp, Telnet, HTTP
- Features : Full Duplex Capability, Auto-Sensing Per Device, Trunking, Isl Support, Manageable
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 1 X 10base-T/100base-Tx - Rj-45 - Management 1 X Rs-232 - 9 Pin D-Sub (Db-9) - Management 16 X Sfp (Mini-Gbic)
- Power Device : Power Supply - Redundant - Internal
- Installed Qty : 2 (Installed) / 2 (Max)
- Voltage Required : Ac 120/230 V ( 50/60 HZ )
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Different Types of Switches
Networking switches vary widely depending on the number of devices they can support, network bandwidth/speed, and form factor. Switches for small offices will have anything between 4 and 8 ports and can fit on a desk. For larger office network implementation, switches may have 24 ports, 48 ports, 96 ports, and 128 ports and are rack-mountable between 1U and 4U. Switches come in different types depending on the network speed and tasks they support. These include 40/100 Gbps, 10 Gigabit (up to 10000 Mbps), Gigabit Ethernet (up to 1000 Mbps), Power over Ethernet, and Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps).
The unmanaged switches offer fixed configuration on a plug-and-play basis. It is the most basic switch and there are a few choices in the market. These switches are affordable, but the basic features make them inappropriate for enterprise applications.
The number of features and level of functionality improves with managed switches, making them ideal for enterprise and business applications. These switches are built with the command-line interface for ease of configuration. Equally, they support SNMP agents that come in handy when troubleshooting network issues.
The security on managed switches is better and will protect different types of traffic. Other features include support for virtual LANs, IP routing, and quality of service settings. Managed switches are more expensive compared to all other types of switches.
Smart switches refer to switches that possess more features than those of unmanaged switches but do not have the full features of managed switches. Smart switches are more cost-effective than managed switches.
Some of the limitations of the smart switches are a lack of telnet access support, Web GUIs, and a lack of many features for VLANs. They are affordable compared to a fully managed switch and are suitable for a smaller computer network.
Modular switches allow the addition of expansion modules as the network expands. The expansion modules allow for more networked devices but are application-specific. They may include wireless access points, firewalls, or network analysis tools. The flexibility of a modular networking switch comes at a higher cost.
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